At the risk of repeating myself (again), I'll mention that I love sewing with fabric that used to be shirts! I've been buying shirts that are 100% cotton, in a wide variety of colors. Cotton shirts yield some really great fabric.
|Peach and Gray "Fat Quarters" - for sale on eBay|
Compared with brand-new yards of fabric, shirt fabric is slightly less convenient to cut into. (All those seams, buttons, pockets, etc., get in the way ...) But I've been cutting the shirts into squares, rectangles, and strips that are usable sizes for patchwork-making.
|Plaid and Blue "Fat Quarters" - for sale on eBay|
The backs of shirts are almost always just the right size to cut a big rectangle that's the same size as a standard fabric "fat quarter". (Most fat quarters are 18" x 21", since they're cut criss-cross from a yard of fabric that starts out 36" x 44".)
|Yellow and Plaid "Fat Quarters" for sale on eBay|
|Light Blue Stripe "Fat Quarters" for sale on Etsy|
The links for the listings are in each of the picture captions, or you can see all my listings at these links: ProsperityStuff on eBay and ProsperityStuff on Etsy.
|Red-Black-White "Fat Quarters" for sale on Etsy|
I've been sewing some fun things with shirt fabrics ... More on that later!